A luxury hotel has been stormed by gunmen in Libya’s capital Tripoli earlier today, killing at least eight people.
As reports are pouring in from the scene, we’ve been told that the shooting attack on the Corinthia Hotel, was accompanied by a car bombing and that the “Tripoli branch of ISIS” claimed responsibility, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
IMAGE: ‘Hotel Hell’ – ISIS militants in Libya have been said to have attacked Corinthia hotel ( Photo link twitter.com)
According to SITE, an offshoot new terror brand called ‘Tripoli Province‘ had claimed credit for the attacks.
Here is a link to SITE’s website announcing the new group, embossed with their logo, and here is the description of the group as told by SITE:
“The newly-established provincial division of the Islamic State (IS) for Tripoli, Libya, published a photo report showing the “lions of the Caliphate”.
IMAGE: ‘Intel Terror’ – SITE is there to capture the action in Libya. (Photo link zeenews.india.com)
In a New York Times report entitled, “Group Linked to ISIS Says It’s Behind Assault on Libyan Hotel,” we’ve been told that this is the most ‘significant attack’ on Libya’s capital since the Western-NATO juggernaut ousted Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011:
“Four or five gunmen stormed the hotel, the Corinthia, in the early morning, firing their guns into the lobby, battling guards and shooting at least one Filipino woman and possibly other civilians, according to news reports and people in contact with associates inside the hotel.”
“The hotel, one of the most luxurious in Tripoli, the capital, is a hub for foreign tourists and businessmen visiting Libya, and it also houses the offices of several foreign embassies. But most foreigners have fled as the country has descended into chaos and armed conflict since last summer. Libyans who do business in the hotel said it was largely empty when the attack began.”
Initial reports have stated that British, Italian and Turkish guests fled from the scene and that there may have been hostages, however Libyan that no hostages were taken and that at least two attackers had been killed.
If the other gunmen were linked to an intelligence operation did they perhaps kill other unknowing dupes in the attack?
The perfect stage is set, as the hotel was largely empty as the ISIS linked group could take their time choreographing the attack.
IMAGE: ‘Staging Terror’ – notice calm photographers and other cameramen as the attack was still in progress ( Photo link India TV)
According to official reports “the assault as retaliation for the abduction last year by American commandos of a Libyan Qaeda operative, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, also known as Abu Anas al-Libi.”
“The British government suspects he is a high-level al-Qaeda operative, and Egypt tells Britain that he is wanted for an assassination attempt of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In 1996, he is involved in a plot with the British intelligence agency to assassinate Libyan leader.”
As we’ve noted multiple times here at 21 WIRE, The intelligence monitoring group, Site Intelligence linked to both the CIA and Israeli intelligence and has been caught being this first to release ISIS related material before the black-clad ‘terror troupe’ had released its own exploits on social media, as mentioned here in this special report we published back in September:
“Of course, as if by magic, CIA and Israeli intelligence-linked media outlet SITE is first on the scene. 21WIRE detailed who and what are behind western terror media outlet SITE (see their logo embossed in the Haines video still below) and why the Sotloff and Foley ‘beheading’ videos appeared to be staged. SITE’s offices are located near the CIA in Virginia.”
Here is a CNN interview with SITE founder, Israeli operative, Rita Katz, who admits, “we had that video beforehand and were able to beat them with the release”.
Notice how convenient it was that the intelligence group acquired the ISIS videos:
The alleged brutal beheadings were used by Western media to sway public opinion, preemptively prepping the public for future western-backed war theater. As we’ve also said before, “SITE appears to have some sort of exclusive pipeline with all the main cartoon terrorist outfits – al Qaeda, Boko Haram, al Shabaab, and now ISIS. “
SITE and it’s ‘sister organization’ at Intel Center, have both been repeatedly accused of (and caught) distributing completely fake al Qaeda videos, as each incident appeared to synchronized perfectly with various foreign policy announcements and election dates, while serving Western political machinations.
Over the next week, look for neocons at FOX news, CNN and others to bang the drums of war, all the while blaming Obama for dropping the ball on the Libya politically and keeping the manufactured threat of ISIS alive – in order to manipulate public perception in the West into pushing for a military response.
Tripoli Province is said to have gotten a boost from ISIS militants spilling over the border from Syria, according to reports.